RISE OF THE ROOKIE: How Jacques Villeneuve stepped out of his father's shadow to become a champion
Jacques Villeneuve faced tragedy when his legendary father died in an accident in 1982. A daredevil and karting ace, Villeneuve would go on to carve his own path through motorsport – here's how.
Born in Quebec, Villeneuve grew up in Monaco and found his feet in grassroots motorsports, making waves in Japan before the United States came calling.
In 1995, Villeneuve won the CART title with a stunning Indy 500 victory to boot, and Williams were soon eyeing him as their next star. Sir Frank Williams signed Jacques up, leading to a stunning 1996 debut season and a World Championship-winning 1997 campaign.
Watch how Jacques continued his father Gilles' legacy and became Canada's first – and so far, only – Formula 1 champion.